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Archive - Feb 21, 2012

Wilmington City Council votes to spend money on baseball negotiations

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Wilmington is one step closer to a new ballpark. City Council voted Tuesday night to spend more than $120,000 to begin negotiations and find out exactly what it will take to play ball in Wilmington. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 21

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video Former New Hanover slugger Jordan Betts hit his first home run of the season on Tuesday for Duke, but Campbell beat the Blue Devils in college baseball. NC State shutout UNCW in college baseball. The Wolfpack scored all ten of their runs in the same inning. On Tuesday two private schools in Wilmington ended their high school basketball season with playoff losses. Full story...
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NC Teachers' Union releases spending estimates

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The country's largest teacher union is out with annual public school spending estimates that say North Carolina's ranking improved slightly since last year. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cop quits, two others demoted after firing appeals

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video Two Wrightsville Beach police officers have been demoted and another has quit. Town Manager Bob SSimpson made the announcement this morning following weeks of investigations into the officers, who the town initially fired. Full story...
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Wilmington couple upset after appeals court rejects dead dog claim

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video A five-year fight about a dog is over, for now. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in the wrongful death of a Jack Russell Terrier. The New Hanover County couple behind the lawsuit received word today that the court rejected their claim. Full story...
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Charlotte woman charged with murder after stabbing fight

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Authorities have charged a Charlotte-area woman with murder following a fight with another woman. Full story...
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Ballpark discussion continues despite likely tax hike, budget issues

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video A drop in property values will most likely mean the City of Wilmington will have to raise property taxes to pay for its next budget. That issue has some residents asking whether the city should even be talking about building a baseball stadium. Full story...
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ABC Board helps law enforcement fight crime downtown

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Members of the New Hanover County ABC Board recognized area law enforcement for trying to make downtown Wilmington a safer place. Full story...
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St. Mary's students celebrate Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras has not only begun in New Orleans. The party was in full swing today at a Wilmington school. Full story...
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SURVEY: Wilmington cheapest in state for basic services

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Wilmington ranks No. 1 in Michael Jacobs’ “N.C. Stewardship Index,” a chart that ranks the largest 25 North Carolina cities based on a system of metrics comparing their respective property tax rates, and water and sewer rates. Full story...
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